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GRP 91-Co-hosting for this episode is retired Green Beret HP Lefler. Lef spent time as an instructor at the Army’s Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) school. SERE is a program, best known by its military acronym, that provides high-risk personnel such as Special Operations Forces, and aircrews techniques and principles to be followed if captured by the enemy.
We went over the book “Five Years to Freedom” written by Army Colonel Nick Rowe. Colonel Rowe was captured in 1963 in Vietnam. At the time of his capture, he was a Special Forces Officer working as an advisor to the South Vietnamese Forces. Prior to 1965 when large numbers of American combat troops were sent to Vietnam, only small numbers of Special Forces advisors and support personnel were in theatre. Rowe was captured alongside Medal of Honor Recipient Captain Humbert “Rocky” Versace, and Sergeant Dan Pitzer. Rowe is one of 34 American prisoners to escape captivity during the Vietnam war and went on to design the Army’s SERE program.
We also discussed the issue in Puerto Rico as they were completely slammed by a hurricane. We talked about the seemingly impossible issue we seem to have in this country where we cannot find any common ground on political issues.
3:03-Disaster in Puerto Rico
19:09- Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) School
25:03-5 Years to Freedom
You can purchase a copy of "Five Years to Freedom" here: www.amazon.com/Five-Years-Freedom-Story-Vietnam/dp/0345314603
This episode is sponsored by Abes Baumann a law firm that provides legal services and fights for the rights of disabled veterans. To learn about what they can offer you visit http://www.abesbaumann.com/vets
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